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Hi

Has anyone else who uses Avast noticed infections on thier behaviour shield ?I checked mine and if you look back it has shown infections but MBAM,Avast and superantispyware show nothing.

If you look at this thread others are having the same problem and waiting for Avast to give an answer

 

http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=61342.0

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On my Win7 x64, the Behavior Shield doesn't show any activity...vlk said it will detect more things in version 5.1... :huh:

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I haven't seen my behavior shield do anything since the day I installed Avast 5. :unsure:

 

Not even when in the behaviour shield screen and you click on "show traffic history" ?

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Yes, I noticed it when I used to use Avast 5, and thought it was a bug. The problem showed up maybe two months ago after a program update (not a definition file update).

 

I noticed it would report 1 infection randomly about once per week in that graph it shows for the statistics, but rather oddly that's the only area it showed up in the program. It showed absolutely nothing in the log files, etc., and after scanning the whole computer Avast would state it was all clean.

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am i only one who got rid of pointless crap shields?

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what the hell was wrong with that post? it wasn't aimed at any one.

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Not even when in the behaviour shield screen and you click on "show traffic history" ?

Yep. Now it seems quite weird, since it seems like you guys have all had this issue.

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what the hell was wrong with that post? it wasn't aimed at any one.

What is pointless about having the seven shields to protect us from malware?

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Well thanks for the replies,at least I`m not the only one!,apart from Icedrake,!

i`ll wait and see what happens of the Avast Forum and post back if anything comes up :)

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What is pointless about having the seven shields to protect us from malware?

 

If you get infected that much to need 7 sheilds then id be worried. Iv never even bothered with a AV on my laptop

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If you get infected that much to need 7 sheilds then id be worried. Iv never even bothered with a AV on my laptop

It's just protection. Just because you have more shields on doesn't mean you get infected more often. I have all of my avast shields on, along with MBAM and Spyware Blaster, and I rarely get infected.

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Shields can be useless if you don't use what they protect. I've uninstalled P2P shield since I don't use P2P software.

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There was me thinking everyone used MSE :P

 

How is Avast these days? I remember using Avast 4 but due to some conflicting problems I switched to AVG before moving onto MSE.

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For me, Avast 5 is excellent, and uses far less resource than 4 did.

 

Updating is still flawless, and I've never experienced a conflict of any sort with it.

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Shields can be useless if you don't use what they protect. I've uninstalled P2P shield since I don't use P2P software.

Are you using Avast 5 or 4? I can't seem to find a P2P shield in Avast 5.

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How is Avast these days?

 

You're best to try it for yourself to draw your own conclusions. Where it may work perfectly fine on some computers, other computers it doesn't get along with - but the same could probably be said with most av software.

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Are you using Avast 5 or 4? I can't seem to find a P2P shield in Avast 5.

 

Avast 5 Pro. There is one. :)

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Are you using Avast 5 or 4? I can't seem to find a P2P shield in Avast 5.

Find it here :

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Thanks for the clarification Eli. :) I forgot that I never installed the P2P shield, since I never use P2P software.

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I think you just hit the nail on the head there Andavari, what works well on some peoples machines, doesn't work well on other peoples.

 

Avast ( which as we all know is a very good av) doesn't seem to agree with my machine, it gives it indigestion I think!

 

Avira gives no problems, but I know doesn't work for other people.

 

MSE works good for me and Emsisoft anti-malware which I'm trialing now is ok-ish will have to wait and see I think.

 

The avast shield issue is an interesting one, keep us updated Fluffy.

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Avast ( which as we all know is a very good av) doesn't seem to agree with my machine, it gives it indigestion I think!

 

I don't know what it is with Avast but on my system it just created problems, on my mothers laptop it ran perfectly fine. Could be down to some drivers, etc.

 

I don't think Alwil (the makers of Avast) have completely sorted the issue with Aladdin/Sentinel HASP License Manager which during the initial public release of Avast 5 would cause a BSOD during startup if the two were on the same computer, which would result into no choice but to uninstall Avast 5 in safe mode. Still with whatever fix they've did I don't think the two merrily co-exist but instead are somewhat bickering when on the same system however that HASP License Manager is required to use some uber expensive commercial software so Avast 5 being freeware just had to go.

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